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Special Issue of Population and Environment: Combining Remotely Sensed and Demographic Data to Investigate Population Processes

Submission deadline: 31 October 2018

In 1998, The National Academy of Sciences published People and Pixels, highlighting new approaches for integrating satellite-based remote sensing into key population-environment research areas.  Now, twenty years later, the increased availability of remotely sensed data and georeferenced population data has expanded empirical research on population-environment interactions and the potential for theoretical and methodological contributions to the field. 

For this special issue, we seek a range of empirical papers that examine the uses and applications of remotely sensed data in population research, particularly in population research using standard demographic data, that is, from household-level survey, census or demographic surveillance data.  We are primarily interested in research that combines remotely sensed data with population data to carefully and deliberately address the temporal and spatial complexities that accompany this type of analysis, or which demonstrate the value added of using satellite data to address demographic questions. Contributions at any geographic scale are welcome. Papers may include considerations of gender, social inequalities, environmental security, food security, land use land-cover change, and climate-change, among other social and environmental processes and characteristics.

More generally, the research should improve broader understanding, theory and methods regarding the association between population and environment and strategies for dealing with complex and diverse data. We encourage contributions based on quantitative as well as qualitative data, as well as those that focus on policy dimensions. Submissions will be reviewed by social science and remote-sensing/environmental data science experts.

Submission Deadline: 31 October 2018. Please submit questions prior to this deadline to Kathryn Grace or Deborah Balk, Editors of the special issue. Submitted manuscripts should be formatted in accordance with Population and Environment guidelines available in the journal or at Manuscripts should be uploaded to the journal’s website and authors should select the Special Issue: Remote data. For more information visit:


Call for papers: 8th Population Conference, ALAP

Conference date(s): 23 October 2018 - 26 October 2018

The Latin American Population Association invites proposals for oral presentations and posters for the 8th Population Conference. The theme of the conference is “Population and sustainable development: public policies and developments in socio demographic measurement”, and one of the topics in population and environment.

More information and guidelines for abstract submission (in Spanish, English and Portuguese) are available at

Deadlines for submissions: 5 March 2018.

Location: Mexico

International Conference Migration, Environment and Climate: What risk inequalities?

Conference date(s): 22 October 2018 - 23 October 2018

The Centre national d’études spatiales (CNES), with the support of the Agence française de développement (AFD), the French Institute for Demographic Studies (INED) and the French Museum of Natural History (MNHN), is organizing an international conference on the links between human mobility, climate and environmental changes. The aim is to capture the complexity and multiplicity of interactions between migration and environment as brought to light by recent or ongoing research, taking explicit account of inequalities in the populations under study. The approach aims to be broad-based, and proposals are welcome not only from the field of demography but also from related disciplines (geography, anthropology, sociology, economics, epidemiology and political science).

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Location: France

EFForTS Symposium "Socio-ecological transformations of tropical lowland rainforests"

Conference date(s): 07 October 2018 - 11 October 2018

This is the first International Symposium focusing on the full complexity of changes associated with the transformation of tropical lowland rainforest into plantations systems such as rubber and oil palm with a focus on Southeast Asia. The Symposium aims at bridging disciplines and bringing together researchers from all fields of science integrating ecological and socioeconomic perspectives as well as stakeholders in the field of land use changes in tropical lowlands. It focuses on science-based approaches targeting at improving the ecological and socioeconomic functions of tropical lowland forests and agricultural transformation systems at a landscape scale.

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Location: Indonesia

Fourth World Social Science Forum

Conference date(s): 25 September 2018 - 28 September 2018

The series of World Social Science Forum is one of ISSC’s flagship activities. The WSS Forum gather researchers, funders, policymakers and other stakeholders from all over the world to discuss important societal challenges, take stock of social science contributions and capacities, and make recommendations for future research, practice and policy. The three Forum held in the past nine years have achieved great success, making this series highly prestigious and influential.

The World Social Science Forum2018 is dedicated to security, currently one of the most pressing concerns of societies worldwide. Over the course of four days, the participants will look into various dimensions of security, interrogating how the demand for security relates to societies’ quest for equality and sustainability. Presenters will look into approaches, trends, and responses from different sectors. The WSS Forum2018 will allow identifying critical research priorities on security, as well as data and knowledge gaps, globally and in specific regions

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Location: Japan